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Kendrick Lamar Praises Macklemore's Grammy Text, Readies New Album for September

March 1, 2014 (3:15 am) GMT
The Compton MC, who covers the latest edition of Billboard, says in the interview for the magazine that Macklemore is 'a genuine dude' who 'touched people's souls.'
Kendrick Lamar Praises Macklemore's Grammy Text, Readies New Album for September

graces the cover of the latest edition of Billboard with fellow Top Dawg Entertainment artist . In the interview for the magazine, the Compton MC addresses the apology text from that he received after the Grammys.

"That text surprised me, but Macklemore is a genuine dude," Lamar says. "However it panned out, I wish him much success. He touched people's souls, and no one can take that away. Really, the whole Grammy moment was incredible. Not everyone gets that shot."

After his "" won the Best Rap Album award at the January 26 event, Macklemore sent Lamar a text in which he admitted that his "" was better and it should've won the title. "You got robbed," wrote Macklemore. "I wanted you to win. You should have."

In the same interview with Billboard, TDE's CEO Anthony Tiffith hints that a new album by Lamar is coming in September. Moreover, TDE's co-president Dave Free is hoping that the long-awaited debut album from Black Hippy, a rap collective featuring Lamar, Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, will arrive later this year as well.

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